Braccio Di Ferro
Braccia di ferro is Italian for “arm wrestling” so maybe this pizza needs to be wrestles away from the chef? In any case, a delicious Italian pizza.
Baked well, this pizza boasts a savory flavor paired with a extensive aroma to enjoy.
Always make time to choose the freshest toppings and pair these with a perfect base for you and family to savor a scrumptious pizza meal together.
If you’re in the mood for a Vegetarian pizza with Tomato sauce then this is it.
Experimenting with different pizza toppings is a great way to discover new and exciting flavors! By trying new toppings, you open yourself up to a world of taste possibilities that you may never have considered before. Plus, switching up your toppings can also add some much-needed variety to your meals and prevent you from getting bored of having the same pizza over and over again.
Also, experimenting with different toppings can be a great way to incorporate more nutrients into your diet. Whether it’s adding some veggies like bell peppers, mushrooms or spinach, or trying some lean meats like chicken or turkey, experimenting with toppings can make your pizza a more well-rounded and nutritious meal.
You can have fun experimenting with different pizza toppings, you can mix and match flavors, textures and even different cuisines for a one of a kind pizza creation. So, next time you order a pizza, take a chance on something new, and see where your taste buds take you!
Pizza in Italy
A Naples invention, Pizza originated in Italy in the 1700’s, and they know how to craft the perfect pizza. Naples is the most famous location for pizza in the entire world, and you can still visit the world’s oldest pizzeria, the stunning Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba.
Take a look at some of the other pizzas from Italy here.
Braccio Di Ferro Pizza Recipe
There is a recipe below for you to make a Braccio Di Ferro Pizza using a woodfired oven or on a pizza stone in your oven.
Braccio Di Ferro Pizza Ingredients
Choose enough pizza toppings for the amount of pizzas you will be creating. The dough and sauce amounts below are for 3-4 medium sized pizzas, so scale up or down, based on your requirements.
Simple Pizza dough
- 7 grams (2 tsps) dried yeast
- 250 ml (1 cup) lukewarm water
- 400 g (2 2/3 cups) plain flour, plus extra to dust
- 2 teaspoons table salt
- 1/4 cup (3 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
Braccio Di Ferro Pizza Toppings
Toppings used in this pizza recipe, are;
Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
- 1 can (15oz/420g) crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 small can (6oz/170g) tomato paste
- Two garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp dried Italian herbs
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 small brown onion
Want to try a different sauce? See our article on the different types of pizza sauces.
You can click on any of the tags at the bottom of this page, to find other pizzas besides Braccio Di Ferro Pizza, that use that topping.
Pizza Dough Method
You purchase a premade pizza base at your local store, or if you have time, make your own homemade dough following the simple steps below.
- Whisk yeast and lukewarm water in a jug. Stand for around five minutes.
- Add the salt and flour in a large bowl. Create a hollow centre in the flour. Slowly pour the liquid yeast mixture and oil.
- Using your hands or spatula, gently combine the flour mixture until smooth. Then turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and hand knead for roughly five minutes.
- Place the dough mixture in to an oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in a warm place until the dough has at least risen to double in size.
- Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Hand knead gently for five minutes until reasonably smooth.
- Sprinkle some flour on work surface before rolling out dough to prevent any sticking.
- Divide dough mix into equal amounts, now roll out the bases to the desired size.
TIP: We have other dough recipes if you would like to try your hand at sourdough, poolish or more.
Tomato Pizza Sauce Method
You can make this delicious pizza sauce following the simple steps below, or you can purchase a pizza sauce at your local store.
- Stir in all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using either a whisk, or blender, mix well.
- Let sit for five minutes.
- The pizza sauce is ready to use immediately or chill in fridge for 2-3 days.
- You can also freeze any leftover sauce for up to 3 months.
If your sauce is too thick, add a splash of olive oil or water to get the right consistency.
Preparing Braccio Di Ferro Pizza
Preheat your kitchen oven to approximately 500 degrees.
Roll out the dough to either slightly smaller than your pizza stone (if you have one) or on a metal tray for the kitchen oven.
Alternatively, if you have a pizza oven, roll out to be smaller than your pizza peel.
First, spread the sauce around. This pizza calls for Tomato Sauce. Spread the Tomato Sauce evenly using the back of a large spoon or the blunt side of a knife.
You should start by adding the largest ingredients, then work your way down. The last is any cheese topping, such as Mozzarella, which you should evenly cover the other toppings with, and then finally any herbs.
The toppings to include on this pizza are;
This pizza is mouthwatering by itself, yet why not make some homemade garlic bread as well?
Put the Braccio Di Ferro pizza in the middle of your oven (on a stone if you have one) and set timer for 10 minutes.
In 10 minutes, open oven door and check.
The pizza should take roughly 15 minutes to cook, adjust time to cook to personal taste.
The leafy Green vegetable, Spinach, originated in Persia, and then introduced to China in the 7th century. In the 12th century, it came to Europe and spread across the globe from there. It is known as “Persian Green” in China.
Spinach is packed with potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamins C and E. Regular consumption can boost your protein, iron, and your immunity.
When making Braccio Di Ferro Pizza, I suggest you just use what you have available, without spending any money. My recommended basic pizza tool list is…
The one kitchen tool every adult should have in their drawer. See our article on how to cut pizza for the various cutting tools.
Yes, I know, many people swear by hand stretching, however there’s times in all our lives where we need a good wooden roller.
A pizza stone really helps create a fantastic tasting pizza at home. Learn how to clean and care for your Pizza Stone.
Parmesan is a translation of the Italian words, Parmigiano-Reggiano. The two terms refer to the same cheese. Often referred to as the “King of Cheeses”, Parmesan is an Italian hard, granular cheese produced from cows’ milk, which is then Aged for at least 12 months.
Parmesan was praised as far back as 1348 in the writings of famous Italian writer, Boccaccio, in his works, the Decameron. October 27 is designated the International “Parmigiano Reggiano Day” by The Consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano.
Need advice on storing pizza. Here goes!
You can store leftover pizza in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat from frozen as directed above until heated through.
Store in the fridge
Leftover slices of pizza may be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Warm in the center of a 450 degree F oven for approximately 6 minutes, on a pizza stone if possible, until heated through. See our article on reheating pizza for more.
Pizza making FAQ
Below we’ve compiled the most common pizza making questions and provided expert answers. Are you looking for how to make delicious pizza at home? Please read on!
How do I find the best pizza dough recipe, given there are so many?
You aren’t wrong – there are seemingly thousands of pizza dough recipes out there, and it is hard to know what works best for each person. Overwhelmed? Try your hand at the simplest looking ones first, and as you build your pizza dough making confidence, turn your hand to some of the many other different pizza dough recipes. Before you know it, you’ll find one that satisfies everyone’s tastes in your group.
What is calabrese pizza?
A Calabrese style Pizza usually has a small amount of grated cheese, a slightly thicker crust and multiple toppings (including spicier ones).
Who delivers pizza underwater?
Daniel Blezio is a certified scuba diver and instructor. His daily duties include bringing guests their belongings and he also delivers pizza to guests of the Jules Undersea Lodge, located 22 feet below sea level in a Florida Keys lagoon.
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